Santa Rosa Education Foundation awards $53,000 in teacher grants

Santa Rosa Education Foundation awards $53,000 in teacher grants

Santa Rosa Education Foundation has awarded 53 teacher grants totaling $53,000 to Santa Rosa public educators. SREF, in partnership with Santa Rosa Medical Center, the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations, the Florida Legislature, and grant program sponsors, is enabling teachers to implement grants that engage students in active learning while increasing student achievement. Grants were […]

Santa Rosa County Christmas office closures

Santa Rosa County Christmas office closures

The following offices and departments will close on Tuesday, Dec. 24 and Wednesday, Dec. 25 in observance of Christmas. Regular hours of operation will resume on Thursday, Dec. 26. Santa Rosa County Board of County Commissioners, including the library system and animal shelter The Central Landfill located on 6337 Da Lisa Road will be open […]

Man swallows pills during traffic stop

Man swallows pills during traffic stop

A Navarre man on probation for felony battery was arrested Sunday after taking Xanax pills he was in possession of during a traffic stop, according to a Florida Highway Patrol arrest report. Jonathan Schneider, 19, was traveling in a Toyota 4Runner on Avalon Boulevard in Milton when he was stopped for speeding. To read more, subscribe online or […]

Teaching comes natural to Cunniff

Teaching comes natural to Cunniff

West Navarre Primary School second grade teacher Laura Cunniff always knew she would be a teacher. Cunniff’s natural teaching ability paired with a knack for keeping her students engaged and interested in the classroom has earned her the title of WNPS Teacher of the Year. To read more, subscribe online or pick up a copy of the December […]

Midway Fire District celebrates 50 years

Midway Fire District celebrates 50 years

Incorporated in September 1963, the Midway Fire District has been serving Gulf Breeze residents for more than 50 years. But the district has come a long way from its humble beginnings when it first started out as a volunteer fire department that did not have a permanent station until the 1970s. To read more, subscribe online or pick […]

Hancock Bank forecloses on industrial park lots

Hancock Bank forecloses on industrial park lots

Hancock Bank has foreclosed on 20 parcels of land owned by Pullum Commerce Park, LLC, a corporation listing William A. “Bill” Pullum as manager. The parcels are located on Technology Drive in Santa Rosa County’s Northwest Florida Industrial Park at I-10, adjacent to the property the county acquired from Pullum almost five years ago to […]

NHS students most paddled in school district

NHS students most paddled in school district

Corporal punishment in public schools has long been phased out as a discipline option for students in neighboring counties. But in Santa Rosa County, paddling still takes place in many local schools, and the majority of those paddling in the past two years have been administered to Navarre High School students. To read more, subscribe online or […]

Gulf Breeze Zoo welcomes baby giraffe

Gulf Breeze Zoo welcomes baby giraffe

The newest addition to Gulf Breeze Zoo certainly doesn’t fall short of expectations. New mom Gabby, an 11-year-old reticulated giraffe, gave birth to her first calf and the Zoo is asking for the community’s help in naming him. The 5’8’’ male calf was born on Nov. 10 and his birth has been long awaited. The Zoo […]

HNIS’ Clark loves students’ “light bulb moments”

HNIS’ Clark loves students’ “light bulb moments”

As Holley-Navarre Intermediate School Teacher of the Year, nothing is more rewarding to Danielle Clark than to see her fourth grade students excel in school. The rewards are especially meaningful for Clark, who herself struggled in school as a student. To read more, subscribe online or pick up a copy of the Dec. 5 Navarre Press.

Gulf Breeze man injured in garage fire

Gulf Breeze man injured in garage fire

An elderly Gulf Breeze man sustained minor injuries at about 1:45 p.m. today after a fire started in the garage of his residence at 1612 Kauai Court. According to Midway Fire District Chief Jonathan Kanzigg, the man sustained inhalation burns and minor skin burns from trying to put the fire out and was transported to […]

Barnes boosts students’ confidence in math

Barnes boosts students’ confidence in math

Middle school can be one of the most difficult and awkward times for maturing students, and Woodlawn Beach Middle School eighth grade pre-algebra teacher Kelly Barnes is more than happy to do anything she can do to spark her students’ interest in math and keep them motivated throughout the school year. Barnes was recently named […]

Willoughby helps students find their voice

Willoughby helps students find their voice

For Teresa Willoughby, Holley-Navarre Middle School Teacher of the Year, the best part of her job is the moment when her students realize that their words are their own. “I love the experience of seeing how my students evolve from expressing themselves like everyone else to writing with their own voices,” she said. “That’s the moment […]

Clary clears land without permits

Clary clears land without permits

Former state senator Charles Clary will face possible fines in connection to the recent removal of protected trees on a piece of property that he owns on Navarre Parkway backing the Cotton Bay Estates subdivision. To read more, subscribe online or pick up a copy of the November 21 Navarre Press.